Report: Yoenis Cespedes has minor inflammation in his left shoulder, will be ready for Game 1

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Yoenis Cespedes is not 100 percent, but he is not missing the World Series under any circumstances.

Cespedes told Marly Rivera of ESPN he has a minor left shoulder injury, and while there is still discomfort, he will be ready for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Cespedes injured his shoulder in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series in Chicago last Wednesday, and was removed from that game in the second inning.

He had told Terry Collins he could not left his left shoulder at the time.

He received a cortisone shot in New York late last week, and says it has helped relieved the pain.

“The cortisone shot relieved the pain and inflammation. But even if I’m not 100 percent, I am certain I will play on Tuesday,” Cespedes told Rivera.

Cespedes was told he has minor inflammation in the AC joint of his shoulder, and its expected to heal soon.

2015 Mets World SeriesSaid Cespedes, “The doctor told me my AC joint is a bit swollen, and that’s why it hurt. It happens to many athletes, but it is not a serious injury, and will heal quickly.”

There was a belief Cespedes injured his shoulder playing golf prior to Game 4 of the NLCS last week, but Cespedes insists he injured himself doing pushups.

“The first question the doctor asked me after leaving the game was if I had been doing push-ups,” Cespedes explained to Rivera. “I never like to do push-ups, but the visiting clubhouse in Chicago has no gym, so those two days I did push-ups,” he said. “This has nothing to do with playing golf. As you know, this year, and when I was with Oakland last year, I played golf almost every day before games, and I never got injured.”

Cespedes was pictured on the Mets Twitter feed taking batting practice in Kansas City on Sunday.

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Could this become a major problem in the off season and into next year? And without a contract how do you know how much and for how long do you sign him for?


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